The Story of the Noosphere explores eight noospheric conditions across four stages of humanity. The first stage is the Paleolithic era, which spans from roughly 2.5 million years ago to 10,000 BCE. During this time, humans not only evolved in a physical sense, but also developed early forms of communicating and connecting with one another. From oral storytelling and symbolic language, to the earliest forms of communal trade, this is the foundation of the noosphere’s emergence.